RIP Doddie Weir

RIP big man, you did yourself proud, fighting to the last. He has helped so much to raise funds for MND research and its awareness.
Unfortunately my mam suffered the same cruel fate, we lost her 3 years ago now. I miss her every day. It was so sad to see her deteriorate so quickly from a beautiful lady to so old and withered. Truly horrible disease.
The purple thistle,
proudest symbol
of the man's homeland,
another force of nature,
is described as having
no natural enemies
but it cannot fill a room
with a mighty presence,
cannot hold back a storm,
cannot reduce grown men
to awestruck children,
and it cannot leave a hole
big as the moon
at the end of its season.